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New Life Ayahuasca Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 99 reviews
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Filled with gratitude

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I don't hesitate in recommending New Life, and Matt and Jeanae. I couldn't have asked for a better (first) experience. The views are incredible, house and rooms really comfortable, food fantastic and I always felt welcome and safe. Matt and Jeanae are impressive, friendly, kind and dedicated people. I can't comment on the experience you'll have with the medicine itself, as it is always different, but you will be safe, secure, and in expert, caring hands at all times. Plus Jeanae's yoga classes are excellent, and exactly what I needed! My journey is just beginning - and I hope to be back. A big thank you to Matt and Jeanae.

Amazing retreat

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The retreat was an amazing experience. Well organized, welcoming and friendly. Matt and Jeanae's love and dedication to their practice shows in every aspect of the retreat. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone considering an Ayahuasca retreat.

Wish I did it sooner

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This was an amazing experience and I wished I did it 10 years ago. I was super hesitant and didn't believe a place and experience could have so many 5 stars reviews. So if your reading this just dive it and sign up your already wasting time. To help you out heres my detailed review: Site - This is a fastastic location only 90 minutes from the airport. It has beautiful views of the the surrounding mountains and ocean. It is very spacious and everyone has a private room with bathroom. Everything was very clean and welcoming. Hosts - Both Matt and Jeanae are down to earth wholesome people. From the moment you arrive they are there to make you feel comfortable, safe, and at home. They are super easy to talk to and take away the hype surrounding the experience and help you understand exactly what you are hoping into and what to expect. For me, they made it the perfect setting for a new experience. Experience - There is already a lot on the site about the experiences and definitely more on youtube. Being a cynic I assumed that all of these mind blowing reviews were from people who never did psychedelics before. I was wrong. While I am very experienced this was a completely new experience for me. Despite being a psychedelic veteran I was extremely anxious as I took the first sip of medicine. The only similarity to other trips was the build, peak, and trailing off. My experience was one of love, healing, and cleaning and I felt like I was in a massive embrace ridding me of all of the toxic frustration and anger that has built up over the last 20 years. I feel light as a feather and I took it over 2 weeks ago now. Keep in mind that everyone's experience is very different and that you might trip hard the first time, take 2x the second time and feel nothing. Aya is a very peculiar medicine. I think I can best sum it up as it may not give you what you want but it will give you what you need. So follow the diet, clear your mind, head on down and open your eyes. Matt exceeded all of my expectations as a shaman and Jeanae was a perfect sitter and I felt totally safe the whole time. Next Steps - Aya will open your eyes but it is only the first step. You will have to take the rest to get to be where you want to be. It is a very powerful first step and I have seen the results first hand with my partner and my friends. I believe it should be a right of passage as you get older and stuck in your ways and routine. I'll be back and look forward to my next journey. If you read this far just book it. Good luck!
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New Life Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca Retreats in Costa Rica

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The view from our back patio

Costa Rica is the perfect place for an ayahuasca retreat. The nature, beauty and laid back atmosphere contribute to the therapeutic value of our ayahuasca retreats. Costa Rica has an easy-going culture with the country motto “Pura Vida” which translates to “Pure Life.” The weather is perfect year round, with average temperatures around 77 degrees. Ticos (the local term for a Costa Rican), are said to be some of the happiest people in the world and it is easy to understand why.

Costa Rica has two seasons – dry season and rainy season. The rainy season is from around May/June – December and dry season is from around January – May/June.  Rainy season is great because everything is very green and alive and the mornings typically start out sunny and the rain comes in through out the day – its warm during the day but can cool off with the rains and at night. Dry season is great because it doesn’t rain, meaning warm days (still cool nights), clear skies and beautiful sunsets but the landscape gets very dry and ‘brown’. Please keep these factors in mind when booking your retreat.

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Why choose New Life Ayahuasca in Costa Rica?

  • FACILITYOur modern facility provides comfort during this profound experience. Private rooms, attached bathrooms, hot water, WIFI, gym, pool, massage and vast property to explore all make our facility an ideal place for a healing retreat.
  • BREWOur brew is made in Peru by a reputable Shaman and is free of any potentially dangerous or harmful additives or fillers such as Daturda (toe) which if used in improper quantities could be fatal.
  • INTIMATE GROUPSWhile some ayahuasca retreat facilities will host up to 30 guests at once, we limit participation per retreat to 8 so we can provide individualized attention and support during such a profound experience.
  • TRAVELNot only is Costa Rica the safest country in Central America, but it is also extremely easy to get to. Flights are significantly cheaper (appx. $500 round trip) to Costa Rica than anywhere in South America, and we provide complimentary pick-up at SJO airport for arrivals between 11AM-1PM, making the transition to our facility stress-free.
  • SAFETYWhile ayahuasca is primarily considered safe, there are certain medications and conditions that could cause complications during participation. We conduct  a brief medical screening to be sure all participants can safely consume ayahuasca and are here to answer any questions you may have.
  • CEREMONIAL GUIDEMatt’s intentions and passion in his work are unparalleled. There is no question of his integrity and his sincerity in his mission to help others. His presence during ceremony is strong and grounding, and his Icaros and unique way of playing a Tibetan signing bowl help guide the participants’ experience.

 

New Life Ayahuasca is one of very few ayahuasca retreat facilities in Costa Rica. We conduct a medical screening (which few facilities include) to be sure all potential participants can safely consume ayahuasca. We provide all meals in accordance with the ayahuasca diet. All ayahuasca brew used at our ceremonies is made using only home-grown plants from Peru. All medicine is hand-made and free of datura(toe), which is a poisonous flower that can be dangerous, even fatal, if used in the wrong quantities. Our ceremonies are performed by a shaman or experienced ceremonial leader.

You may refer to our page with Frequently Asked Questions about ayahuasca to get more information about us and ayahuasca. New Life Ayahuasca is happy to answer any questions you have about our staff, our facility, our brew or our ceremonies.

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Our facility in Costa Rica

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Part of our 20 acre property

The New Life Ayahuasca facility is situated off a secluded dirt road about 80 minutes outside of SJO (Juan Santamaría International Airport). Costa Rica offers lush land filled with a variety of native plants and animals. We provide all locally grown fruits and vegetables.

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Why is ayahuasca illegal in the US?

In the United States, DMT is a Schedule I drug because of its hallucinogenic properties. The legal status in the United States of DMT-containing plants is somewhat questionable. Ayahuasca plants and preparations are legal, as they contain no scheduled chemicals. However, when the ingredients are used in a brew, the DMT becomes active, so any brew made using DMT containing plants is illegal. That said, some people are challenging this, using arguments similar to those used by religious sects. (From Wikipedia)

This forces most who want to experience ayahuasca retreats to travel outside the united states. Recently, with ayahuasca’s growing popularity, many ayahuasca facilities have opened in South America, specifically in Peru. This is why doing thorough research before picking a retreat facility is so important. Many of the new facilities that have popped up around the region of Peru have bad reputations or false shamans. Always know who is conducting ceremony and gather information about the brew used and what it contains.